Test Details

Mnemonic

AFPTM

Ordering Code

3000730

CPT-4 Code(s)

82105

Specimen Information

Collect

Red top

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate serum from cells and send 1.0 mL serum in a screw capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen

Serum separator tube (SST)

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

Moderately hemolyzed or lipemic samples, plasma

Stability

Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 60 days

Methodology

Chemiluminescence
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Reference Range

Adult: <9.0 ng/mL
The concentration of AFP in a given specimen
determined with assay from different
manufacturers can vary due to differences in
assay methods and reagent specificity for
patients that are being serially monitored
for cancer.
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Performing Laboratory

Warde Medical Laboratory
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